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The Change: Connected and Collaborative for Quality Learning Outcomes

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Invited presentation and panel discussion hosted by International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) at OEB 2015: Shaping the Future of Learning, Berlin, 4th December, 2015

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The Change: Connected and Collaborative for Quality Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. THE CHANGE: Connected and Collaborative for Quality Learning Outcomes National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University Professor Mark Brown ICDE Panel 4th December, 2015 Part 1: Challenges | Opportunities
  2. 2. • How “real” is the change? Critical question…
  3. 3. Three points…
  4. 4. 1st… • How ‘new’ are the connected and collaborative metaphors?
  5. 5. LEARNING TO BE LEARNING TO KNOW LEARNING TO DO LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER PIILARS OF LEARNING Fundamental Principles for Education (Delors Report, 1972) 1st…
  6. 6. 2nd… • How well are we doing in ‘learning to live together’?
  7. 7. If this number is the answer, what is the question? 2nd…
  8. 8. Percentage of what the World spent every year on weapons that could have put every child into school by the year 2000 - yet it didn’t happen! State of the World Report – 1997 Answer…
  9. 9. John Pilger reminds us that despite huge advancements in technology over the last 50 years, the wealth gap between developed and developing countries has more than doubled. 2nd…
  10. 10. • 775 million adults illiterate (2/3 women) • Some 250 million children not learning basic skills • 12 million teachers needed to get every child into school by 2020 Uncomfortable truths… 2nd…
  11. 11. 3rd… • What then of education for our future?
  12. 12. Paradox… Blended, On-line and Digital (BOLD) education is booming but the level of concern is growing throughout the world 3rd…
  13. 13. Growth in U.S. Enrolments… Allan, I., & Seaman, J. (2014). Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States. Babson Survey Research Group and Quahog Research Group, LLC. 3rd…
  14. 14. http://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/sites/default/files/scoreboard_september2014.pdf 2014 3rd…
  15. 15. 3rd…
  16. 16. UK full-time students3rd…
  17. 17. “There is also almost no understanding of the private and social benefits of distance and online education in comparison with those of face-to-face education” (Rumble, 2014, p.208). 3rd…
  18. 18. Recommendation 6. “National funding frameworks should create incentives, especially in the context of new forms of performance-based funding, for higher education institutions to open up education, to develop more flexible modes of delivery and to diversify their student population.” 3rd…
  19. 19. 2.7% Restrictive Funding Models 3rd…
  20. 20. Conclusion… What type of ‘connected and collaborative’ education system (and societies) do we want the use of new digital technologies to serve?
  21. 21. Thank You!
  22. 22. THE CHANGE: Connected and Collaborative for Quality Learning Outcomes National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University Professor Mark Brown ICDE Panel 4th December, 2015 Part 2: Case Study
  23. 23. National Institute for Digital Learning
  24. 24. NIDL officially launched 28th November, 2013 by Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, and Lord David Putnam, Ireland’s Digital Ambassador. http://www.dcu.ie/nidl
  25. 25. “Online learning should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself” (Brown & Costello, 2015; adapted from Barnett, 2011).
  26. 26. Thank You!
  27. 27. Contact Details… mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www.dcu.ie/nidl http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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